20th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships

(L-R): Bander Al-Sada & Nasser Al-Mansouri
(L-R): Bander Al-Sada & Nasser Al-Mansouri

Convincing victory for Qatar

 

9th July, Hong Kong: Bader Al Sada and Nasser Al Mansouri led from start to finish to give Qatar its first gold medal at the 20th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championship with a convincing victory in the Boy's Doubles.

Al Sada scorched the lanes at SCAA Bowling Centre with a stunning 279 in his opening game as his partner, Al Mansouri added a 256 to give the first Qatari pair a total of 535. Singles gold and bronze medallists, Hideaki Hata and Naoto of Japan rolled 517 totake up second, 18 pins adrift.

The Qatari pair continued their relentless pace reeling in 497 and 486 in their next two games to extend their lead to 131 pins at the helfway mark. Hong Kong B Team's second pair of Wilson Chan and Derick Yau moved into second spot, 16 pins ahead of Hong Kong A Team's first pair of Alex Yu and Keith Mark.

Japan slipped down to fourth after managing only 425 and 408 in games 2 and 3. Al Mansouri rolled the championship's first 300 in the fourth game and with Al Sada adding 222, Qatar stretched their lead even further to 186 pins.

Qatari, Nasser Al-Mansouri - Bronze Medalist All Event
Qatari, Nasser Al-Mansouri - Bronze Medalist All Event

The two Hong Kong pairs continued to trail the leader in second and third while Japan remained in fourth. Qatar ended with 447 and 428 to take the convincing victory with 2915. Yu and Mark ended with 448 and 450 to seal second spot with 2729.

 

Japan bounced back with 500 in the fifth and 430 in their final game to clinch third spot with 2709 while Chan and Yau fizzled off with 437 and 398 to miss out on the podium with 2689. Singapore A Team's second pair of Isaac Lai and Dylan Teoh completed the top five with 2618.

 

Nasser Al-Mansouri - Bronze Medalist
Nasser Al-Mansouri - Bronze Medalist

After two events, Singles gold medalist, Hata led the All-Events standings with 2800 from 12 games contested. Al Mansouri moved into second spot with 2755 while Kanno was placed third with 2724. The girls will contest their Doubles event after lane dressing later today.

Competition will shift to the Team of Four tomorrow over two blocks on three games each. The top 16 boys and top 16 girls based on their All-Events standings (18 games) will qualify for the Masters finals on July 11 and 12.

 

 

Source: http://abf-online.org | Photos by: Terence Yaw, Hong Kong. 

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Ali Al-Ali - Champion, Ramadan Tournament 2019
Ali Al-Ali - Champion, Ramadan Tournament 2019

24 May, Doha: Qatari, Ali Al-Ali bagged the title of Ramadan Tournament 2019 Champion on May 24, 2019 at Qatar Bowling Center. Ali who also lead the qualifying round defeated Sultan Al-Qatan in a 2-game series 373 - 335 in favor to Ali. Sultan landed in second place winning 15,000 QR. On the other hand, Yousef Al-Emadi ended as 3rd placer after leading a game for position 3 to 12 winning 7,000 QR. The Champion of this tournament take home 25,000 QR cash and trophy.

Second-seed captures Emir Cup title

Wu Siu Hong
Wu Siu Hong

8th March, Doha: 2018 World Championships Trios gold medallist and second-seed, Wu Siu Hong of Hong Kong captured the PBA-WBT H.H. Emir Cup 2019 with victory over topseed, Ryan Lalisang of Indonesia in the championship match.

Challenger and winner of Step 4 finals, Wu took a 31-pin lead over Lalisang, 204-173 in the first match. In the second match, both started off with two consecutive strikes, a spare in the second frame and another strike each in the fourth frame.

Wu failed to spare his fifth frame giving the Indonesian a slight lead but the Hong Kong national recovered with five consecutive strikes to put the tie beyond his opponent. Although Lalisang responded by striking home from frame eighth to win the second match, 236-234, Wu clinched the title with a two-game total of 438-409.

"I didn't have a good start during the first block of the qualifying rounds but managed to find a good line to bowl in the second block to qualify in the top bracket," said Wu after his victory. Results...

(L-R): Ryan Lalisang,  Wu Siu Hong, Keith Saw
(L-R): Ryan Lalisang, Wu Siu Hong, Keith Saw

"I had a modest start in the Step 2 finals but when I had a few big games, I knew I had a chance to make the knockout finals. In the match against Keith Saw in Step 4, I was confident I could beat him when I saw he was struggling to repeat the form he showed in Step 3 finals.

"Again in the championship match against Lalisang, I knew it would be a tough match as the Indonesian is a very good bowler but when he too struggled in the first match, I knew I could win. It's defiitely a good start to the year and I'm looking forward to do well for the rest of the year."

The champion, who pocketed the top prize of US$20,000, had earlier brushed aside, Saw, 438-360 in Step 4 finals to face topseed, Lalisang. Saw defeated fourth-seed and compatriot, Muhd Jaris Goh, fifth-seed, Michael Mak of Hong Kong and Ghanim Aboujassoum of Qatar, 467-428-382-410 to advance to Step 4 finals.

Lalisang picked up US$12,000 as first runner-up while Saw took home US$6,500 as second runner-up. Jaris Goh, Mak and Aboujassoum earned US$3,500 each for finishing fourth to sixth positions.

 

Fifty-four bowlers from 14 countries took part in the PBA-WBT H.H. Emir Cup 2019 qualifying through four squads of 12 games. 24 qualifiers contested Step 1 finals with the top 12 advancing to Step 2 finals joined by the top 8 seeded qualifiers from the general standings. The field was cut to six to advance to the knockout stage from 20 finalists in Step 2 finals.  Source: http://abf-online.org/results/emircup19_Step5.htm | Photos by: Terence Yaw     Results...

9th International Friendly Tournament

Doha, 17-Feb-19:. Otso Kahila (photo left) of Finland bagged the 1st place for the Masters event in the 9th International Friendly Match 2019 at Qatar Bowling Center on 16th February 2019. His compatriot Pyry Puharinen landed in 2nd place while Jesse Ahokas in 3rd place. In girls division, Finns Peppi Konsteri (photo right) won the masters event. While Nora Kjellås of Norway landed in second place and Mila Nevalainen of Finland in ended in 3rd place.   View the scores

All event winners, for boys division Finn, Jesse Ahokas bagged the first place with a combined series of 4176 against next to him from Peru Yum Ishikawa ended in second place with 3947 while another Finn landed in 3rd place Otso Kahila with 3947. For girls division, Finns dominated this event after Peppi Konsteri won 1st place with a combined scores of 3847 while her compatriot Pittu Vianen ended up in 3rd with 3572 while Jenny Mathiesen of Norway landed in second with 3684. View the scores

Meanwhile, in the Team Event, Swedish team won the gold medals after shooting 5012 total series against the next team Finland with only 2 pins difference 5010 ended in Silver place while Bronze goes to Peru team with 4944 series. In the girls division, team of Finland bagged the Gold medals with 5009 series against Norway team's 4397 ended in Silver while Bronze goes to Mexico team ended with 4173 series. View the scores

Doubles event, duos from Finland, Onni Riikonen and Otso Kahila snatched the 1st place rolled with 2745 series. Landed in 2nd place Norway, EirikBjørnstadSkoglund and VetleVålbekken 2646 and Peru, Yum Ishikawa and Dai Yuzuriha with 2592 series in 3rd place. In girls division, Mila Nevalainen and PeppiKonsteri of Finland won the first place with a series of 2402 against their compatriot duos ReettaNeuvonen and PiituViianen landed in 2nd with a series of 2306 and duos from Norway, Nora and Jenny bagged the 3rd place with 2252 series. View the scores

Doha,12-Feb-19: Finn, Jesse Ahokas (pictured left) won the singles event  rolling a series of 1480 on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the 9th International Friendly Match at Qatar Bowling Center. His compatriots PyryPuharinen and Onni Rikonen landed in second and third place. For girls division, Jenny Mathiesen of Norway (picture right) bagged the 1st place with 1306 against PeppiKonsteri 1227 of Finland ended in 2nd place. Yumi Yuzuriha of Peru won 3rd place with 1182.   View the scores

Qatar Bowling Team poses with Trophy as Overall Boys Winner of the World Youth Championship 2018.

The Qatar Bowling Team bagged the Overall Winner for boys division at the World Youth Championship 2018 held in Detroit, USA. The team won 2 Golds in 2 different events - the All Event and Team Event. Congratulations for your victory!

Ghanim snatch gold medal at the World Bowling Youth Champ 2018

Ghanim Aboujassoum
Ghanim Aboujassoum

Qatari, Ghanim Aboujassoum won the Gold Medal in All Event at the World Bowling Youth Championships 2018 held in Michigan, USA. Congratulations! Scores: http://2018wyc.worldbowling.org/results/mens-results/

Elessaily and Rifdhi win the 2018 Ramadan Tournament title

Mohamed Elessaily
Mohamed Elessaily

Doha, 04-June-18: Mohamed Elessaily, bagged the title Ramadan Tournament 2018 Division A winner. He rolled consistently an average of 200 maintaining his top position in the table. He marked 266-246 in 2 consecutive games and had managed to maintain his shot ended with a series of 512 in a match play final against 2nd placer Jassim Al-Muraikhi with a series of 432. Firas Nammour landed in 3rd place while Mohamad Jamal in 4th. See score

Muhamed Rifdhi
Muhamed Rifdhi

Meanwhile,  Muhamad Rifdhi bagged the title Ramadan Tournament 2018 in the final match Division B. Rifdhi positioned 3rd during the qualifying round has surpassed the final table after his 2835 series during the top 16 finals. In the final match play, Rifdhi defeated Mohamed Elessaily in a huge gap 511-467 series. Rifdhi shoot a sizzling 300 perfect game in the 2nd game that made him surpassed Essaily and bagged the title. See score

Basil Dill Ng
Basil Dill Ng

Singapore's Basil Dill Ng defeats compatriot Muhd  Jaris Goh for Emir Cup 2018

 

In an all-Singaporean affair Basil Dill Ng defeated his compatriot Muhd Jaris Goh, 387-374, over two games total pins to claim the title in the H.H. Emir Cup 2018 Monday, March 5, at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha.

Muhd Jaris Goh
Muhd Jaris Goh

In a low scoring title match Ng (right) was down by eight pins after the first game (196-204) but rebounded with a 191-170 win in game two to wrap up the title and the $10,000 top prize.

 

The picture above shows the top 4 of the H.H. Emir Cup 2018 with the officials from the Qatar Bowling Federation. Back row from left: Muhd Jaris Goh, Basil Dill Ng, Ivan Tse and Suresh Elangovan. Photos courtesy of Qatar Bowling Federation.

Suresh Elangovan
Suresh Elangovan

In the semi-final matches, Ng rolled games of 268 and 233 to sideline his fellow countryman Suresh Elangovan (right), 501-423, while Goh ousted Ivan Tse of Hong Kong by a whisker, 436-434.

 

Goh pocketed $6,000 for second place while Elangovan and Tse earned $3,500 apiece for third and fourth place, respectively.

Ivan Tse
Ivan Tse

The H.H. Emir Cup 2018, which drew 66 players from 12 countries, was the opening event of the 2018 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour season. The ranking event was held from February Feb. 27 through March 5 at the Qatar Bowling Center, a 32-laner in Doha, Qatar.

 

Results: Click here

Players competed for total prize money of 61,400 U.S. Dollar. The tournament paid a $10,000 first prize, $6,000 for second place and $3,500 apiece for third and fourth place. The top 16 Asian men will be awarded Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour ranking points (no extra finals played).

 

Qualifying (eight games, including the two highest four-game series; unlimited re-entries) ran over six days featuring 10 squads. Total 32 players advanced to the finals on Monday, March 5, including the top 8 local and overseas bowlers plus another 16 players from the mixed pool.

Basil Dill Ng of Singapore - Emir Cup 2018 Champion
Basil Dill Ng of Singapore - Emir Cup 2018 Champion

Those 32 were split into four groups of eight players, who bowled seven games of round robin match play. The winner of each match received 3 points while loser got zero points. Each tie was broken in a one-ball roll-off. The top 4 of each group advanced to single-elimination finals in bracket system.

 

 

In bracket play, matches consisted of two games with the highest pinfall advancing. The field was trimmed to eight, four and then two players, who determined the champion.  Source: http://www.bowlingdigital.com/

Finals

Qatar Men's Tournament winners

Doha, 8-12 Oct-2017A good start for Jassim Al-Muraikhi (photo middle) after the single event of Qatar Men's Team Tournament 2017 on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Qatar Bowling Center. Jassim Al-Muraikhi earned 1380  against 2nd placer Fahad Al-Emadi which has 1345. On the other hand, Ali Abdulrahman ended in 3rd place with 1258 series. View Score

 

 

On the second day, doubles - Fahad Al-Emadi and Yousef Al-Jaber dominated the table after they rolled 2536. Both gents showed up good performance from the start though they had slight difficulty in 3rd game but they managed to surpassed it. Jassim Al-Muraikhi and Ghanim Aboujassoum ended in 2nd Place with 2517 while Ali Al-Buainin and Mohammed Al-Merekhi in 3rd place with 2510 total series. View Score

 

In the team event, the team of Jassim Al-Muraikhi, Ghanim Aboujassoum, Nasser Al-Sahoti and Abdulrahman Jaidah ruled with their 4820 series. Landed in 2nd place, Edgardo Del Carmen, Ramon Regis, Richard Oraña and Jove Marano with 4623 while team, Feben Landazabal, Gio Gamayon, Delmar Manansala and Virgilio Gamayon made a huge jump to 3rd place with 4528. View Score

 

 

Click here to see the results for All Events

 

 

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Ramadan Tournament 2017

Jassim Al-Muraikhi and Mohammad Ismail are 2017 Ramadan Tournament Champions.

Jassim Al-Muraikhi - Champion (A)
Jassim Al-Muraikhi - Champion (A)

Doha, 16-June-17: Qatari, Jassim Al-Muraikhi is the 2017 Ramadan Tournament Champion - Division A. Jassim rolled an average of 200+ maintaining his top position in the table. He marked 268 260 in two consecutive games and had control to maintain his shot ended with 3452 in the Top 16. During the top 8 knock-out match, Jassim faced his compatriot Khalid Al Dossari beating with sizzling 234 256 games that made him advanced to the Semi-Finals to face his compatriot Abdulrahman Jaidah ended with 467-400 in favor of Jassim. During the Finals, Jassim faced Yousef Al-Jaber who gained advance to the Finals after defeating Firas Nammour in a 443-372. Firas faced Abdulrahman in the finals playing positions 3rd and 4th. Firas rolled 459 in a 2 games series against 440 of Abdulrahman. Firas landed 3rd place while Abdulrahman finished 4th place.                                             View Scores  I  Photos

Mohammad Ismail - Champion (B)
Mohammad Ismail - Champion (B)

Doha, 15-June-17: Qatari, Mohammad Ismail bagged the title Ramadan Tournament 2017 in the final match of Division B. Ismail gained top position in the top 16 table with his 3245 eight-game series. During semi-finals, Ismail faced his compatriot Abdulla Hassan in a 2-game knock-out match. Ismail advances to the finals 446-336. During the Finals, Ismail faced his compatriot Saoud Al-Qayed who gained advance to the Finals after defeating Khalil Al-Muazzin in a 395-364. Khalil faced Abdulla in the finals playing positions 3rd and 4th. During the finals, Khalil rolled 419 in a 2 games series against 357 of Abdulla. Khalil ended 3rd place while Abdulla done as 4th .

 

     View Scores  I  Photos

H.H. The Emir Cup 2017

The Emir Cup 2017: Champion - Jassim Al-Muraikhi of Qatar, Francois Louw (South Africa) - 2nd Place, Siti Safiyah (Malaysia) - 3rd Place, and Ng Lin Zhi Shayna (Singapore) - 4th Place.

The H.H. Emir Cup 2017, the opening event of the 2017 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour season, was held from February Feb. 27 through March 5 at the Qatar Bowling Center, a 32-lanes in Doha, Qatar.

 

Players competed for total prize money of 58,200 U.S. Dollar, $43,800 less than last year’s prize fund of $102,000. The Emir Cup paid a $10,000 first prize, $6,000 for second place and $3,500 apiece for third and fourth place.

 

Opposite to the previous years, the Emir Cup did not award a World Bowling Tour or Professional Bowlers Association title. However, the top 16 Asian men will be awarded Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour ranking points (no extra finals to be played).

 

Qualifying (eight games, including the two highest four-game series; unlimited re-entries) ran over six days including 10 squads featuring four games each. Women received eight pins handicap each game.

 

Total 32 players advanced to the finals on Sunday, March 5, including the top 16 players with the highest 8-game totals plus the next eight foreign bowlers and the next eight local bowlers.

 

Those 32 were split into four groups of eight players, who bowled seven games of round robin match play. The winner of each match received 3 points while loser got zero points. Each tie was broken in a one-ball roll-off. The top 4 of each group advanced to single-elimination finals in bracket system.

 

In bracket play, matches consisted of two games with the highest pinfall advancing. The field was trimmed to eight, four and then two players, who bowled for the title.

 

- Source: http://www.bowlingdigital.com

Qatar Bowling Open 2016

Source: http://www.bowlingdigital.com/

Diana Zavjalova of Latvia became the 31st woman in the history of the European Bowling Tour and the third in the 2016 season to win an EBT title when she defeated Pontus Andersson of Sweden in the title match over two games total pins, 474-427.

 

The 2013 USBC Queens champion, who received eight pins women’s handicap, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour, won both matches on her way to the title scratch.

Zavjalova earned the $40,000 top prize in the richest tournament on the EBT along with her first EBT and World Bowling Tour title.

 

 

In the semi-final match, also with the two-game total determining the winner, Zavjalova who finished the second round of the finals in fourth place to take last spot for the playoffs, faced the No. 1 seed, three-time defending PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte of Australia, who owns 12 PBA titles, including six majors, and one EBT title.

Trailing the two-hander from down under by eight pins after the first game, Zavjalova rebounded with a 247-213 win for a 468-442 victory. 

 

 

Andersson, the no. 2 seed, met third-seeded Ahmad Muaz of Malaysia in the other semi-final match. Muaz, who made the cut to the finals in the ultimate one-game Desperado Squad, fell in a 275-223 hole and though he won the second game, 246-217, it was too much to catch Andersson who advanced, 492-469.

Andersson took home $20,000 for second place, while Belmonte and Muaz received 7,000 apiece for third and fourth place.

 

Source: http://www.bowlingdigital.com/

 

Photos by: Terence Yaw

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